Andrew B - Diary Posts

  • Stop Getting Stuck class=

    Stop Getting Stuck

    Dragon Energy - It is a mindset that you have to have as an entrepreneur. A mindset of “I will not stop, I will not move on, I will not sleep until I get this action item done.”   Getting stuck is one of the most common things I see as a business coach happens with business owners and in[ Read More ]
  • Shared Traits of the Super Successful class=

    Shared Traits of the Super Successful

    Since I started working with Clay over 3 years ago as a business coach, I have been able to meet a lot of very successful people including Clay himself. All successful people share a lot of the same characteristics and mindsets and it is easy to spot them. There is something else that all successful people have. Whether they are[ Read More ]
  • The Soft Selling Art class=

    The Soft Selling Art

    One of the great things that Clay teaches as a business coach is the art of Soft Selling. Soft Selling is where you are selling to your customer but they don’t even know it. There are many ways to soft sell your product or service and it is a must if you are trying to sell in this day in[ Read More ]
  • Write It Down! class=

    Write It Down!

    One thing Clay always teaches as a business coach is the fact that you have to document everything or you will lose your mind. Documenting everything from your passwords, images, videos, legal files, and marketing pieces should be mandatory in every business and in everybody’s life. Everyone has experienced the consequences of this at least once. It’s the classic case[ Read More ]
  • Business Coach | Work, Work, Work, Work class=

    Business Coach | Work, Work, Work, Work

    Since I have started working for Clay Clark as a business coach, I have been able to meet many successful entrepreneurs and watch many of them win at building their business. Every single person that succeeds at growing their businesses have one thing in common. They all have a completely different set of standards than everybody else. They all are[ Read More ]
  • Search Engine Optimization 101 class=

    Search Engine Optimization 101

    With search engine optimization, Clay teaches the mindset of domination. That means that you should be able to own all of the listings on the front page of Google for your desired keyword. If you want more people to find your gym in Joplin, Missouri, you would want to dominate the search results for the keyword “Joplin gyms”. Sure, you[ Read More ]
  • The Art of Closing the Deal class=

    The Art of Closing the Deal

    Having worked with many great business owners and business coaches, I’ve been able to see one common limiting factor that I have seen and that is closing the deal. Many times, we will receive a lead, call the lead, make a quote, and send the quote. Getting that far into the process is a great accomplishment but it is all[ Read More ]
  • Checklists Are Sexy class=

    Checklists Are Sexy

    One thing that Clay teaches in his business coaching book Start Here is the importance of checklists, guardrails, and quality control loops. These systems are all around us whenever we go into large businesses. If you have ever gotten your oil changed at Jiffy Lube you have experienced a checklist. The technician points at the screen and says “This is what[ Read More ]
  • Jingle All The Way…! Into Bankrupsy… class=

    Jingle All The Way…! Into Bankrupsy…

    We are currently in the season that is commonly known as “The Holiplagues” which is a combination of the words “Holiday” and “Plagues”. The reason for this is because most small business owners decide to decrease the time they are working and increase the amount they are spending. This causes an issue with everybody’s bank accounts because, if you are[ Read More ]
  • How to Close More Deals class=

    How to Close More Deals

    This week, Clay had all of the business coaches read a fantastic book by Jerry Vass called Soft Selling in a Hard World - Plain Talk on the Art of Persuasion - An Essential Handbook for Professionals & Small Business Owners. In this book, Vass breaks down in detail exactly what to do and exactly what not to do when[ Read More ]
  • Why People Buy class=

    Why People Buy

    I have always seen as a business coach that different people buy goods and services at different times for different reasons but have never known why they made their decisions. Business coach legend Clay broke down why people buy into 6 different reasons. When you think about it, it’s pretty incredible that you can break all of the reasons why[ Read More ]
  • Repeatable Systems or Death! class=

    Repeatable Systems or Death!

    One of the things Clay talks about in the BOOM Business coaching Playbook is that you have to create repeatable systems so that you can create time freedom. Whether it is signing for UPS packages or answering the phone, there should be a system for everything. The hardest part about the owner of business creating repeatable systems is the time[ Read More ]
  • Consistency is King class=

    Consistency is King

    One of the things that Clay focused on this week during the business coaching meetings was the fact that successful people love doing the exact same thing every single week. That doesn’t mean that your entire life has to be boring, gray, or lifeless. Unless you want it to be. This just means that in your business, you have to[ Read More ]
  • Outwitting The Devil class=

    Outwitting The Devil

    Every once in awhile, Clay will have us read a great book when he thinks the time is right for our business coach team to read through it. This time, Clay had us read a fantastic book called Outwitting the Devil by a man named Napoleon Hill and Sharon Lechter. Napoleon Hill wrote this “Article” right after he finished his[ Read More ]
  • Did Moses Really Use Spotify? class=

    Did Moses Really Use Spotify?

    This week in one of our 6:00 AM business coaches Meetings at the Thrivetime Show Offices, Clay was talking to everyone about the importance of having a best practice path for your employees to follow. Whenever you hire someone onto your staff to do something specific, you have to get it out of your head, onto something physical, and into[ Read More ]
  • But Wait… There is More! class=

    But Wait… There is More!

    One of the most difficult things about owning or starting a business is the fact that there are so many other people in our great country who are already trying to sell the exact same thing you are selling. With the help of the internet, there are more and more people who are able to start a business and dive[ Read More ]
  • Thrivetime Show Business Conferences “A Great Learning Experience” class=

    Thrivetime Show Business Conferences “A Great Learning Experience”

    Every Thrivetime Show 2 Day Business Conferences was another great learning experience. Not only was I able to learn more at this conference, as I do at every conference, I was also able to meet some of my great business coaching clients like Jamie Fagel with Jameson fine cabinetry and Gabe Selinas with Window Ninjas! At every conference there is[ Read More ]
  • Your Ideal and Likely Buyer class=

    Your Ideal and Likely Buyer

    This week, I have been re-reading a great book that Clay references often in the business coach meetings. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes is a fantastic book that deep dives into how to find your ideal and likely buyer and what to do once you determine who that is. One of the moves from this book that Clay[ Read More ]
  • Daily Habits: Breaking Down Thomas Corley’s Book class=

    Daily Habits: Breaking Down Thomas Corley’s Book

    Having worked at the Thrivetime show for over 3 years and now as a business coach, I have been advised to read many great books. This week, I read a book that was suggested by Clay Clark called Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals by Thomas C. Corley, CPA. In this book, Thomas gives stories and examples,[ Read More ]
  • The Upsell Checklist class=

    The Upsell Checklist

    One thing I have learned since working with Clay and the business coaching team here at Thrive is that you have to have small wins in route to your large wins. You have to reach up and grab the “low hanging fruit” that is easy to grab before you grab the massive shiny apple from the top of the tree.[ Read More ]
  • Follow-Up First class=

    Follow-Up First

    One of the biggest things I have learned this week was how important it is to stay on top of your finances. You have to track where your money is coming from and where your money is going. A lot of times people get caught up in sales, in marketing, and everything that’s “fun” but we lose sight of the[ Read More ]
  • Start Talking About Money at the Dinner Table class=

    Start Talking About Money at the Dinner Table

    Have you ever wondered why money is such a sensitive topic for most people? I have met many people as a business coach who have grown up in homes where growing your wealth and managing your wealth is never taught. Not only are we not taught how to manage our money, bringing up the topic of money itself can be[ Read More ]

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